first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State senior David Fry and Nicholls senior Cayden Hatcher are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by Honorable Mention: Nick Mikolajchak, Sam Houston State; Jerry Maddox, Northwestern State; Josh Green, Southeastern Louisiana. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Jack Rogers, Sam Houston State; Cody Grosse, Southeastern Louisiana. The Demons (25-19, 11-10 SLC) heads to San Antonio to face UIW (27-18, 12-9 SLC) in a three-game series starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT. Nicholls (19-26, 9-12 SLC) hits the road to face Prairie View A&M on Wednesday at 3 p.m. before a conference series at Stephen F. Austin (14-29, 6-15 SLC) beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. Hitter of the Week: David Fry, Northwestern State – Sr. – 1B/C – Colleyville, TexasFry continued his assault on the Demons’ career record book last week, starting with his first career five-hit game against Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday. All five hits in the series opener with the Devils went for extra bases as he tied NSU’s single-game record with three doubles. His 11 total bases against MVSU were one shy of the school record. He homered in three straight games to open the week, the second time he has done so this season and third time in his career. The senior added his conference-leading ninth home run of the season to open Northwestern State’s scoring against Houston Baptist in the series opener. Pitcher of the Week: Cayden Hatcher, Nicholls – Sr. – RHP – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.Hatcher tossed his first career complete game against Lamar in a 6-1 series-tying win. He scattered six hits and allowed one earned run while striking out four and walking two. His only blemish came from a sacrifice fly. The senior allowed just two hits – both singles – through the final five innings.last_img read more

first_imgFAVORED EPICAL GOES GATE TO WIRE IN WINNING GRADE II, $200,000 SAN LUIS REY STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY CASSIDY, UNCLE MO GELDING GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:24.60 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 29, 2019)–With Tyler Baze back in town to handle the front-running riding duties, DP Racing’s Epical cruised to an impressive 2 ¼ length win in Friday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by James Cassidy, the 4-year-old Uncle Mo gelding got a mile and one half on turf in 2:24.60.Breaking from the rail in a field of five older horses, Baze was able to make an easy lead in the early run down the hillside to the dirt crossing as Epical was well within himself under a long reign as the field passed under the wire for the first time.  With longshot Marckie’s Water content to sit second up the backside, Baze asked Epical for his best leaving the three furlong pole and enjoyed a three length advantage over both Marckie’s Water and Unapologetic turning for home.“I came back to ride him,” said Baze, who has for the time being, relocated to the Arkansas/Kentucky circuit.  “I counted on the trainer to have him ready.  I should have won on him the last time, but we got a poor start.  They schooled him in the gate and it showed today…Once we got going on the (far) turn, he showed his big turn of foot.“I like to ride fast horses in marathon races.  He was relaxed and when it was time to go, he took off…I’m leaving tonight.  I’m going to be riding the rest of the Oaklawn meeting and then head to Churchill Downs.  We will play it by ear.  I love Santa Anita.  This is my home.”A close second from off the pace in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes at a mile and one quarter on Feb. 9, Epical was pounded down to even money late and returned $4.20, $2.40 and $2.40.“You know the first time Tyler rode him, he said ‘I think he could go three miles.’  There aren’t too many three mile races, but he’s got speed and he doesn’t mind the horse next to him that goes with him and it doesn’t seem to rattle him at all.  He’s very kind and he’ll go as far as you want to go.”With today’s San Luis Rey marking his first stakes win, Epical improved his overall mark to 11-4-2-1 and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased his earnings to $279,980.Last for nearly the entire trip, Beach View, who was ridden by Rafael Bejarano, rallied well late to finish second by a half length while never threatening the winner.  The second choice at 2-1, he paid $2.80 and $2.40.Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Marckie’s Water was off at 9-1 and paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.47, 48.56, 1:13.41 and 1:37.57.Today marked the first day of live racing at Santa Anita since March 3 and the eight-race program was completed without incident.  First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday, to be highlighted by the Grade I Beholder Mile and the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile, is at 1 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgTOTTENHAM are prepared to sell Harry Kane to Manchester United for a world-record fee, according to shock reports.The Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is thought to be furious with the striker’s recent comments and needs cash to balance the books amid the coronavirus crisis.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates4 Harry Kane could be sold to Manchester United for a world-record fee of £200m in the summerAnd according to the Mail On Sunday, the North London club are willing to sanction a £200million move, eclipsing the £198m fee Paris Saint-German paid for Neymar in 2017.Tottenham later said they had no interest in selling their captain.Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester City have also been linked with a stunning move for the England captain.However, given the current climate of uncertainty, that estimated figure seems unlikely – but any deal would surely smash Paul Pogba’s current British transfer record of £89m.Manchester United are also looking to land a mega-move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, although Paul Merson thinks that may well be off due to the effects of Covid-19.Kane, who joined the books at Spurs in 2004, is the third-highest all-time goalscorer at Tottenham with 181 goals in just 278 games.But despite his impressive individual record, he is yet to lift a piece of silverware in his professional career.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsAnd with him turning 27 in the summer, the forward – who has not played since January due to his latest long-term injury – admitted he’s “ambitious” and won’t stick around at White Hart Lane for sentiment alone.Kane said: “I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs.“But I’ve always said, if I don’t feel we’re going in the right direction then I’m not someone who will just stay for the sake of it.“I’m an ambitious player, I want to become one of the best players.”Kane also recently spoke out about the 2019/20 season being scrapped if it cannot be completed by the end of June.It is understood, though, his comments did not go down well with chief Levy, who is open to the idea of letting Kane go.But while Spurs may suffer on the pitch without their talisman, cashing in would undoubtedly provide a major financial boost to the club.4Latest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaLevy, the Premier League’s top-earning chief executive who earned £7m last year from his role, infuriated fans when he made the decision to furlough 550 of the non-playing staff in March.The Mail’s report adds that Spurs owe £637m on the stadium loan and £83m on transfer fees.So selling Kane for big money, and getting his reported £200,000 weekly pay packet off the wage bill, would help dramatically.4 Spurs chairman Daniel Levy endured the wrath of fans when he furloughed staff and would no doubt be criticised again for selling KaneCredit: PA:Press AssociationRio Ferdinand says Man Utd must seal £230m double transfer for Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho4last_img read more

first_imgThe club announced on Thursday that they had signed the four-test All Black to a two-year deal, beginning in the French 2017/18 season.Elliot joins a number of Chiefs heading overseas after this season, with halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Toulon), first five-eighth Aaron Cruden (Montpellier) and wing James Lowe (Leinster) also taking their talents abroad.The 31-year-old has been the Chiefs’ starting hooker this season, however, with Nathan Harris’ return not far off he might find himself moving to a bench role. Elliot will leave New Zealand with vast experience, having played 125 Super Rugby matches for the Hurricanes and Chiefs, as well as nine tests for the Maori All Blacks to go with his four for the All Blacks. US Oyonnax earned promotion to the Top 14 competition in France at the end of last season, winning the second division competition. Photo by: Bruce Lim/ (Chiefs hooker Hika Elliot has signed with french club US Oyonnax).last_img read more

first_imgThe Junior Football Ferns have scored 59 unanswered goals in big wins against Tonga, New Caledonia and Vanuatu at the Oceania Championship in Nuku’alofa, and have a maximum nine points with one match remaining.Samoa will move to seven points if they can beat Vanuatu this afternoon, which would set up a final round decider against New Zealand, who have a bye today.However a draw would leave them four points adrift of the leaders, gifting the title to New Zealand.Vanuatu coach Joel Rarua has the task of picking his team up following their 18-0 drubbing at the hands of New Zealand.”We will try to work more on how we keep possession in the game and how we attack. We understand the game against Samoa will be hard for us, the players are looking forward to it though and we just have to make sure we improve against them.”Meanwhile Tonga is targeting a first win against bottom team New Caledonia.The hosts were beaten 15-0 by New Zealand in their first match at the tournament and drew 3-3 with Samoa in their second game.Their opponents have leaked 36 goals in three games and coach Penateti Feke believes her team is getting better with every game and is a good chance for a first win.”Tonga is competitive. They managed to progress after every game so I’m hoping to see more of what they have with some more [games].last_img read more

first_imgThose who did not sing properly did not deserve to represent the country, said Yoshiro Mori, a former prime minister with a history of gaffes.He was speaking to 300 athletes at a send-off ahead of the August Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro.Reports say attendees had just sung Kimigayo, Japan’s national anthem.”When you go up to the podium, please do not be mumbling but sing the national anthem,” Mr Mori told those gathered on Sunday.”Athletes who cannot sing the anthem should not be considered to be Japan’s representatives,” the Asahi newspaper reports him as saying.Mori, who served as prime minister from 2000 to 2001, is well known for his off-the-cuff remarks.In February 2014, he claimed that English was the “enemy’s language”, when asked why he spoke Japanese instead of English while addressing an international audience.He also came under fire after he criticised Japanese figure skater Mao Asada’s performance at the Sochi Olympics.The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has also met with controversy – its first choice of logo was thrown out when the designer was accused of plagiarism and the design for the main Olympic stadium had to be scrapped because of spiralling construction costs.last_img read more

first_imgThe Merseysider is preparing for his eagerly-awaited domestic clash with Haye, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and has questioned the desire of his 36-year-old opponent.Haye made his comeback after a lengthy injury lay-off this year, but Bellew has suggested the former two-weight world champion does not have the same mental toughness and plans to push him to breaking point.”What I will tell you is, if this fight goes past four rounds, he’s going to quit,” said the current WBC cruiserweight champion”At some stage, it will get too hard and he will quit. He hasn’t got the fight in him anymore.”I love fighting. I am not 100 per cent in the head, I enjoy having a fight. We will see on March 4, where it happens, when it happens, but I must stress when I knock out David Haye on March 4 – I am then the best heavyweight in the world outside of them champions.”Just let that sink in and think about where do I go from there.”Bellew does concede that Haye is the “most dangerous” heavyweight in the world, although he expects to emerge the winner from either a gruelling battle, or a four round firefight.”He’s the best heavyweight in the world outside of the champions,” said Bellew. “There is no debating that whatsoever.”He’s possibly the most dangerous heavyweight in the world, including the champions. What does he do very well? He has got a massive right hand. His technique’s not the best but his fantastic athleticism allows him to make up for that.”If I can drag him to the second half of the fight and to the deep waters, I will drown him, I will win easy, but I don’t think it will get that far.”I do believe this fight could be a four-round shootout and I am under no illusions if he catches me clean in the first four rounds I am going to have to get off the floor to win, but make no mistake he’s going to have to do the same thing.”The big difference between me and him, he hasn’t got it in him to get off the floor.”last_img read more

first_imgDid you expect a season as complicated as this?We face the season with optimism despite the difficulties. This is making us a stronger and more united team. And it’s nice to overcome all that together. When you consider a season you know that there are always ups and downs with good times and others not so much. That is part of football.After the click of losing the promotion against Deportivo, that communion with the fans predicted another less tortuous path.The fans since that day support us more. It is an honor and pleasure to feel your support despite the difficulties. It is to be thankful. The fans are with the team. Despite the adverse circumstances, he has continued to show his support and affection for both players and coaches. Rarely has something like this been seen.It is a source of pride for both us and the fans because the fact of being united has a positive impact on the team. It makes us better soccer players. They see that we strive and give our faces for them.Is there fear of descent?We do not think about the descent. At least I. We think about improving and working every day and that way we will try to get as many points as possible.When there are difficulties, the quarry always appears to the rescue. All a saving heritage.Good sign that Málaga works well in the quarry. There is a good level. They go out and face. It strengthens us and puts the batteries.What do you think about Antoñín?Very good player! It is fast, overflows and has audacity. That is what an attacking player is asked for. He is helping with some goals to the team. We want to keep it that way.Hugo Vallejo leaves nothing less than Real Madrid. It’s so good?I have always liked it a lot. We have trained together since last season and the kid has very good conditions. That he does very well because he is a great player.Which is the canterano that has surprised you the most?Hicham It seems to me a player that overflows easily. It has a twist, a change of pace … it is very difficult to catch it in training. It has a lot of repertoire. Fast and versatile Very good.What is sometimes put left-handed is a nuisance?I always try to help the team in any position. As if they have to put me forward! I always try to comply with the coach’s orders.Always central?In juveniles it was far left. Now central.Last year at this time the Ausburg wanted to sign him. It offered 4.5 million euros. He remembers?I remember. It was in the previous winter market. I decided to stay here. And the truth is that I am happy.Did they talk to you?There were contacts. My ‘rep’ told me they were interested and wanted to do it soon. I told him that my decision was to stay and the truth is that I don’t regret it. I wanted to stay in Malaga and that’s it. I don’t regret it.Another that loved him was Granada (he has finally signed Vallejo). There is Diego Martínez.Diego Martínez is a coach who has marked a before and after in my career because he bet on me very strong in Sevilla Atlético. We did two great seasons with him and learned a lot. I wish him well. He is a great coach. It covers a lot about the game and interprets everything very well. He is a very intelligent person. Whenever a team loves you it is a compliment. But I am focused on Malaga. Very hard all this has happened with Victor.I imagine it is a difficult situation. And being a public person has had an impact.Many differences between Victor and Pellicer?They are two good trainers. I have been with both very comfortable. They are similar because they make you feel comfortable.And Pellicer? Will you stay until the end of the season?The costumes have welcomed him from the first day. We feel comfortable and he with us. If it will stay? There I do not decide but the leaders. He is doing a good job. He is very qualified because he does his job very well.Luis Hernández is in marshal plan.Luis is always fine. It is very good central. I like very much. It is a pleasure to play with him.And Juande? Another canterano that has been released with the first team or that is also central.I knew him from the workouts. He always does well. Serious, correct and well placed. I also know him from the University, he goes to my class,What are you studying?Psychology. We enjoy in the classes.And do people recognize you in class? Do they give him a lot of charcoal?I am one more and I try to go to my ball and make friends and enjoy what is important about the classes. Many times people don’t realize that I play football because they consider me a normal kid.What does it take to be a good psychologist?Have a feeling with people and know how to connect with them well, try to listen actively and understand their problems, what happens and try to help. But really, not with empty words. Understand the problem and help in some way.Let’s talk about Mirandés, tomorrow’s rival.They won 0-3 in Girona to one of the best teams in the category. That says a lot about them. We will have to take it as a very serious rival. I agreed with Matheus, the striker, in the Granada branch (Recreativo de Granada in 2015-16). We already had a complicated game there.How is life in Valencia doing for his countryman and friend of Chiclana Manu Vallejo?I think it’s fine, enjoying minutes. He’s doing fine. It has potential and being in Valencia already has reason to be proud.How do you see about Cádiz, which has ceased to be a leader?This is the Second B. It is very difficult to always be at the same level. Teams that are looser reinforce.Malaga is the least thrashed of Second.It makes us happy. But you have to improve many aspects, generate more goals.Do you think that Malaga can aspire to something more than permanence?It always points high. But the situation is complicated and we have to gradually emerge from these positions. I always say. Any match is three points, no matter what rival it is.A second footballer who has surprised you?I really like Luis Suarez, the one from Zaragoza. I think it’s a very powerful forward. It catches my attention a lot.And the race for promotion, how do you see it? Does the economic potential that Almeria is developing in this tremendous season catch your attention?I don’t know why, but I would say that Zaragoza is going to be up. Almeria is having a very good season, scores many goals and is very solid.Good luck.Thank you.Assigned in U21 with CeladesDiego González signed for Málaga in the 2017-18 season. The Costa del Sol team paid Seville two million euros, with the Sánchez Pizjuán entity reserving a purchase option for five million euros in the first three campaigns. Diego, who still has a year of commitment in force, was a member of the U21 National Team at the stage of the Valencia coach, Albert Celades.last_img read more

first_imgTo the load, led by Carroll with 10 points in the first quarter, Rudy Fernandez joined with two triples in a row as soon as the second began. Unicaja still did not appear in ‘his’ final and Real Madrid took advantage of it to warn with a quick sentence (14-35, min. 14), as in the semifinal against Valencia Basket. He fulfilled his threat and the final ended long ahead of time.Brizuela can’t avoid a historical beating Above it was achieved without the contest of Walter Tavares, who went to the bench as soon as he committed the first foul. Maximum protection of Pablo Laso for his lethal weapon under the hoops. Unicaja was looking for a leader and Darío Brizuela, pure character, did not wrinkle to finally light the pavilion, drugged by the marker.The escort scored 10 of the 12 points followed by the Andalusians, who reduced the white lead to less than half (26-35, min. 18). He roared the ‘Basque Mamba’ and roared the Carpena, and so much noise woke Campazzo, who returned to the track to reduce the local euphoria. After five minutes without scoring, coinciding with the passing of the Argentine on the bench, Real Madrid hit another stretch before the break (28-43).After passing through changing rooms, Carroll, about to turn 37, continued to show the energy of a kid and also Tavares began to damage the paint. As always, all under the approval of Campazzo, who allowed genius as circus as effective that aroused the cries of admiration of the Malaga public, who at least saw quality plays because the battle was more than sentenced at the end of the third quarter (40- 68).He ended up testing the Unicaja of medicine that he had applied in the semifinals to MoraBanc Andorra. This time he played the role of a martyr before a much higher rival and plugged in at the key moment after a few weeks of doubt, projected towards his nineteenth title in the ‘Laso era’, six of them in the Cup. An unquestionable champion.DATA SHEETUNICAJA: Adams (7), Fernández (4), Toupane (2), Thompson (6) and Gerun (4) – initial quintet–; Brizuela (22), Suárez (6), Díaz (2), Ejim (4), Waczynski (2), Guerrero (2) and Elegar (7).REAL MADRID: Campazzo (13), Carroll (20), Deck (6), Randolph (5) and Tavares (12) – initial quintet–; Llull (4), Rudy (6), Thompkins (12), Taylor (9), Causeur (5), Laprovittola (3) and Reyes (-).– PARTIALS: 13-26, 15-17, 14-25 and 26-27.– ARBITRATORS: Martín Bertrán, Peruga and Calatrava. Without eliminated.– PAVILION: Martín Carpena. 10,874 spectators. Real Madrid has proclaimed champion of the 84th edition of the Copa del Rey after rolling over Unicaja this Sunday in the final played at Martín Carpena (68-95), where Facundo Campazzo has completed another master performance to allow the white team I recovered the throne throne three years later.The showcases of Real Madrid are reopened to host the twenty-eighth Cup of its history after a round weekend in Malaga, where it has beaten RETAbet Bilbao Basket, Valencia Basket and Unicaja with great authority. In the forgetfulness there are already the last two and controversial final against Barça, which once again surpasses in three cup titles after achieving the broadest victory in a final with the modern format.For its part, the Unicaja, victim of the ‘curse’ of the host, fell in the second final of the three he has played in the competition. Depleted by the injury of Jaime Fernández, his best man in this Cup and who could barely play eight minutes, he found no answers beyond the faith of Darío Brizuela (22 points). Sad ending for a weekend in which Malaga had stoked his illusion much later.Real Madrid started the same formula used throughout this weekend: whatever Campazzo says. And the Argentine base said that in the final he played festival from the perimeter and to the task that the white patrol put on, martyred his adversary with an 8/14 in the first quarter and a half. Meanwhile, Unicaja scored 0/7 and suffered with Jaime Fernández; visibly lame, he left the bench and could not return. Photo: EFEcenter_img Campazzo guided Real Madrid with 13 points and 13 assistslast_img read more

first_imgNick Kyrgios won’t be able to defend the title he received in 2019 on the Telcel de Acapulco Mexican Open. The Australian retired throughout his first spherical match towards Frenchman Ugo Humbert after falling in the primary spherical 6-3.Kyrgios collected his issues on the finish of the primary spherical after claiming that suffered a wrist harm, which triggered the pitos and boos to proliferate in the stands after figuring out the choice of the Australian. The Australian lit the Mexican public extra along with his press convention statements. Kyrgios was requested about these boos from the stands to which he replied: “I don’t give a shit. I attempted to play however I used to be injured. I’ve given interviews, I attempted to give tennis … and that’s not respectful?” The Australian stated.last_img read more